Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) Program



The Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) Program is designed to assist entities in developing improved infrastructure priorities and financing strategies for the accelerated development of a project that is eligible for funding under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Credit Program.


Fiscal Year (FY) 2023  Notice of Funding Opportunity:

The U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program on April 27, 2023 with $24 million available to award.


Important Details:


Eligible Applicants

  • State DOT

  • Multi-state Group

  • Local Gov’t

  • Port Authority

  • Federally-recognized Tribe

  • MPO


Program Goals

  • Promote innovative financing

  • Build capacity for investment of private capital

  • Provide technical assistance on best practices

  • Demonstrate transparency of project analysis

  • Create pipeline of projects

  • Bundle small-scale and rural projects

  • Reduce transaction costs



RIA Requirements

  • Serve a defined geographic area

  • Act as a resource to qualified entities in the geographic area

  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of the RIA to expedite the delivery of projects eligible for the TIFIA credit program



  • Applications due – 05/30/2023


Additional Info

    • Must meet criteria for the establishment of an RIA and list of projects

    • Projects are not required to apply for or receive TIFIA credit assistance to be eligible